Long Beach Comic Con 2017 Announces First Guests and Show Features

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Long Beach Comic Con 2017 Announces First Guests & Show Features

Annual Southern California Pop Culture Convention Returns This September!

Long Beach, California (June 27, 2017) – Looking to get a little more comic in your comic con? Yearning to photograph your favorite Cosplayers without fear of being trampled by roving gangs of exclusives hunters?? Have we got the show for you! Long Beach Comic Con returns to the Long Beach Convention Center this September 2nd and 3rd for a weekend long celebration of pop culture in all the colors of your geeky rainbow! Visit with comic industry icons, discover new comic titles, shop aisles packed with sought after collectibles and superbly talented artists, get a picture with your favorite TV and Movie stars and sit in on inspiring panels with today’s most influential entertainment industry professionals… all in one day!

“It’s an amazing time to be a fan of all things geek right now” remarked Martha Donato, President of MAD Event Management, the producers of Long Beach Comic Con and several more pop culture events across the globe. “With our favorite comic characters crossing over into TV and film at an ever accelerating rate, we are more than happy to continue to provide a safe space for fans new and old to come together and celebrate where imagination, creativity and drive can take us.”

Our first round of Long Beach Comic Con guests includes:

Dave Gibbons (Artist on Watchmen, Captain America, Batman)
Pia Guerra ( Co-Creator of Y The Last Man / Penciler on Hellblazer, Black Canary)
Tony Harris (Co-Creator of Starman, Ex Machina / Artist on Doctor Strange, JSA: The Unholy Three)
Sandy King Carpenter (Co-Creator and Editor at Storm King Comics)
Camilla d’Errico (Comic Artist and Painter)
Tyler Kirkham (Artist on Green Lantern, Amazing Spider-Man, Superman)
Whilce Portacio (Artist on Uncanny X-Men, Batman, Spawn)
Barbara Randall Kesel (Writer on Hawk and Dove, Ultragirl, Meridian, The First)
Scott Koblish (Artist on Deadpool)
Noel G. (Actor on The Fast and the Furious 1-7, The Purge, Walking Dead)
Neil Ross (Voice Actor on The Transformers, Voltron, Spider-Man, Metal Gear Solid, Call of Duty)
Rikki Simons (Voice Actor on Invader Zim / Co-Creator & Writer on Robotech: Clone)
BJ Ward (Voice Actress on G.I.Joe, The Incredible Hulk, Voltron)
Will Ryan (Voice Actor on G.I.Joe, Land Before Time, The Little Mermaid)

Appearing in Cosplay Corner:

Ali Williams
Angi Viper
Amber Brite
Bernie Bregman
Alkali Layke
Molecular Agatha
GemGem Cosplay
Zabracus Cosplay
Lisa Pinelli

The McDuffie Awards for Diversity in Comics:

Five creators will be awarded for their contributions and commitment to diversity, both on the page and behind the scenes in the comic book industry. The award’s namesake, Dwayne McDuffie, is well known among fans and entertainment professionals alike with work on Warner Bros. Justice League Unlimited, Ben 10 and Static Shock animated TV series — the latter of which he co-created, based on the Milestone Media property he was partially responsible for. He also worked on projects for Marvel, DC and other publishers. In 1993, he became one of the founding partners of Milestone Media, a studio created to promote diversity in mainstream comic books and other media. He died in 2011, aged 49. We celebrate his life, his work, and the commitment of creators following in his footsteps.

Judges for this year’s award include a number of comic book industry luminaries, including celebrated Black Panther writer Don McGregor, Batgirl and Birds of Prey writer Gail Simone, Green Lantern and Iron Man artist Mark D. Bright, and Milestone Media’s Matt Wayne, among many others. The winner of the award will be announced at a special ceremony on Saturday at the Long Beach Comic Expo in February of 2018. Nominations will be opened at Long Beach Comic Con in early September 2017.

Space Expo:

For those who’d like a little nerding-out along with their geektastic adventures! MAD Events is dedicated to providing high-quality educational and often, interactive attractions made accessible through a pop culture atmosphere. Space Expo brings together the Space and Entertainment industries to strengthen them by fostering interest and creating future scientists and engineers. Hear from leading scientists, conduct experiments, check out authentic tools of space exploration and even see how you’d look as an astronaut!

In the coming months, we’ll be rolling out news on special guests, show features, panels and more than a few surprises, so keep an eye on LongBeachComicCon.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter and you won’t miss a beat!

Long Beach Comic Con tickets are on sale NOW at LongBeachComicCon.com
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ABOUT MAD EVENT MANAGEMENT: MAD Event Management is an all-purpose event planning facilitator whose owners have 50 combined years of experience producing annual large-scale consumer conventions around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas. MAD’s capabilities include: Site Selection, Exhibit Staffing, Marketing Plans, Vendor Selection, Floor Plan Development, On-Site Execution, Sponsor Exhibitor Sales, Travel Management, Contract Development, Setup & Disassembly and Contract Coordination. Visit www.madeventmanagement.com for additional information.

NEO Comic Con Returns in August 2017

The 3rd NEO Comic Con is coming up on Sunday, August 20, in North Olmsted, Ohio. Guests include Kevin Nowlan, Bob Hall, Tony Isabella, Marc Sumerak, Jeremy Freeman, Matt Horak, Don Simpson, Darryl Banks, Aaron Archer, and lot more.

Check out the graphic below for the who, what, where, when, and why. You can also visit their website.

Warner Bros. TV Provides Collectible Hotel Keycards for SDCC 2017

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COMIC-CON® IS ALL ABOUT ACCESS

WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP GETS YOU IN THE DOOR…WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS! 

DCTV Series Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash and Supergirl, Plus The Big Bang Theory, Supernatural and Westworld, to Be Featured on More Than 40,000 Limited-Edition Collectible Hotel Keycards

BURBANK, Calif. (July 7, 2017) — On a weekend when it’s all about getting in the door — to Hall H, that hot cosplay party or a talent signing — Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Group can at least get you into your hotel room with the help of some DC Super Heroes, some Big Bang Super-Geniuses, some Supernatural and some Super-Realistic Westworld hosts.

For this year’s Comic-Con 2017, hit DCTV series Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash and Supergirl, as well as WBTV’s The Big Bang Theory,Supernatural and Westworld, will be featured on limited-edition collectible keycards at top hotels throughout the San Diego area.

More than 40,000 branded room keys will be available to fans at nearly 40 participating hotels, courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

  • This marks the ninth year that Warner Bros. has been the official Comic-Con hotel keycard sponsor.
  • All series featured on keycards will be out in force at Comic-Con from Friday, July 21–Sunday, July 23as previously announced:

    • Arrow (premieres Thursday, October 12, at 9/8c on The CW): Returning to San Diego Comic-Con for the sixth consecutive year, the cast and producers of The CW’s explosive DC Super Hero series will be on-hand for an eye-opening conversation about the upcoming season. Arrow: Season Five is available now on iTunes.
    • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (premieres Tuesday, October 10, at 9/8c on The CW): The CW’s Super Hero team-up series lands again in San Diego for their third visit to Comic-Con as the cast and creative team seek to answer fans questions about how to fix time — after they “broke it.” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season Two is available now on iTunes.
    • The Flash (premieres Tuesday, October 10, at 8/7c on The CW): Join cast members and producers of The CW’s highest-rated series as they make their annual appearance at Comic-Con allowing fans insight into where things will pick up when season four returns this fall. The Flash: Season Three is available now on iTunes.
    • Supergirl (premieres Monday, October 9, at 8/7c on The CW): Join the series cast and creative team for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A as they discuss season three’s hot topics and the Girl of Steel’s latest threat. Supergirl: Season Two is available now on iTunes.

    • The Big Bang Theory (premieres Monday, September 25, at 8/7c on CBS): Television’s #1 comedy makes a triumphant return to San Diego with a special 10th anniversary panel with series stars and producers. Own the Complete Tenth Season of The Big Bang Theory available now on Digital. Blu-RayTM & DVD available on September 12. Pre-order now!

    • Supernatural (premieres Thursday, October 12 at 8/7c on The CW): Join series stars and executive producers in their annual Hall H panel session as they answer questions about the shocking events from last season and what’s in store for the Winchesters in lucky season 13 of this Comic-Con favorite. Own the Complete Twelfth Season of Supernatural available now on iTunes. Blu-RayTM & DVD available on September 5. Pre-order now!

    • Westworld (Returning in 2018 on HBO): After riding off into the sunset of season one, Westworld saddles up for season two of its dark odyssey into artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Pay a visit with an exclusive panel and Q&A with cast and producers as the series makes its San Diego Comic-Con debut. Westworld: Season One available November 7 in Ultra HD™ Blu-ray Combo pack, Blu-Ray™ and DVD. Available now on Digital.
  • For additional info on the Studio’s plans for Comic-Con and for real-time updates during the convention, please follow us on Twitter at @warnerbrostv — official hashtag #WBSDCC — and visit http://comiccon.thewb.com.

BOOM! Studios Announces SDCC 2017 Booth and Exclusives

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BOOM! STUDIOS ANNOUNCES SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON BOOTH AND REVEALS SHOW EXCLUSIVES FOR 2017

The Publisher Will Produce Over a Dozen SDCC Exclusives 

July 3, 2017 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce it will exhibit at the 48th annual COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO (commonly referred to as San Diego Comic-Con, or SDCC), which will take place at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, during the weekend of July 19 – July 23. The publisher will debut an upgraded booth design—its boldest yet—which can be found at #2229. In addition, BOOM! Studios revealed exclusives for 2017 that will be available for purchase at its booth while supplies last. (BOOM! Studios will reveal its panels and signings at a later date.)
Adventure Time/Regular Show # 1 SDCC Exclusive

Four bros. Two shows. One epic quest. Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time andRegular Show mash together in this unprecedented crossover event written by Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare) and illustrated by Mattia Di Meo, published by the KaBOOM! imprint of BOOM! Studios. This San Diego Comic-Con exclusive of issue #1 is the worldwide debut of the series and features a cover by Sanford Greene (Power Man and Iron Fist).


The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #3 SDCC Exclusive

This San Diego Comic-Con exclusive cover by Eryk Donovan (Quantum Teens Are Go) connects with the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive cover to Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #4, available at the Evil Ink booth, to form the complete “Good Vs. Evil” image (see below). Written by Claudio Sanchez (of Coheed and Cambria) and Chondra Echert (Translucid), illustrated by Rags Morales (Action Comics), and published by BOOM! Studios.


Misfit City #1 SDCC Exclusive

This new series that counts Ellen Page and Anna Faris as fans is written by screenwriter Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith (“10 Things I Hate About You,” “Legally Blonde”) and Kurt Lustgarten, and illustrated by Naomi Franquiz. Published by BOOM! Studios’ BOOM! Box imprint (LumberjanesGoldie Vance), this San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive of the debut issue features a cover illustrated by critically acclaimed cartoonist John Allison (Giant DaysScary Go Round).


Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #17 SDCC Exclusive
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #1 SDCC Exclusive A
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #1 SDCC Exclusive B
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2017 Annual SDCC Exclusive 

   

Four Power Rangers SDCC Exclusive covers connect to form one image illustrated by Dan Mora (Klaus), an homage to Jim Lee’s iconic cover to 1991’s X-Men (Vol. 2) #1.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #17 continues BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed run of Power Rangers comics, kicking off a new story arc and is a great jumping-on point for new readers. Written by Kyle Higgins and illustrated by Hendry Prasetya.

With Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers, BOOM! Studios launches a new Power Rangers ongoing series by writer Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Power Rangers: Aftershock) and artist Dan Mora (Klaus) that will have a heavy emphasis on the team trying to lead their lives as normal teens—while being superheroes.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2017 Annual is a one-shot, special anthology issue that contains Power Rangers short stories by Kyle Higgins, Tom Taylor, Jamal Campbell, Goñi Montes, Dan Mora, Frazer Irving, and more!


Over the Garden Wall: Rock Facts! 2017 Zine SDCC Exclusive

 

BOOM! Studios’ KaBOOM! Imprint presents a one-of-a-kind item, extremely limited, for fans of Patrick McHale’s Over the Garden Wall. From the publisher of the tie-in comics comes a 7” x 5” zine written by Ryan North (Adventure TimeThe Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) and illustrated by Over the Garden Wall storyboard artist Jim Campbell, featuring two different covers, each by Campbell.


Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #1 Double Gatefold SDCC Exclusive C

With Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers, BOOM! Studios launches a new Power Rangers ongoing series by writer Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Power Rangers: Aftershock) and artist Dan Mora (Klaus) that will have a heavy emphasis on the team trying to lead their lives as normal teens—while being superheroes. This extremely limited, San Diego Comic-Con exclusive features a rare, double gatefold cover illustrated by Mora that pays homage to Jim Lee’s cover to 1991’s X-Men (Vol. 2) #1.


Sisters of Sorrow #1 SDCC Exclusive

Kurt Sutter’s (Sons of Anarchy) first, original comic book series is a crime story about four women who dress as nuns to exact revenge against those who victimized them. Sutter writes alongside novelist Courtney Alameda (Shutter) with art by newcomer Hyeonjin Kim. This San Diego Comic-Con exclusive features a cover illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey (RedlandsThe Empty Man).


Steven Universe (Ongoing) #5 SDCC Exclusive

By popular demand, Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe is now an ongoing comic book series from BOOM! Studios’ KaBOOM! imprint. This issue is written by Grace Kraft—who wrote and illustrated four issues of the original Steven Universe limited comic series—and illustrated by Meg Omac (Adventure Time Comics), with a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive cover by Paulina Ganucheau (Zodiac Starforce).


WWE #7 SDCC Exclusive

BOOM! Studios’ widely praised run on WWE comics continues! Written by Dennis Hopeless (All-New X-Men) and illustrated by fantastic newcomer Serg Acuña, this San Diego Comic-Con exclusive cover by Lynne Yoshii celebrates the Women’s Revolution of the WWE.

For information on San Diego Comic-Con, visit https://www.comic-con.org/cci.


About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including LumberjanesThe WoodsGiant DaysKlaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with Fox Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information. For news and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

Dark Horse Announces SDCC 2017 Exclusives

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Dark Horse Announces San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Exclusives

SDCC 2017
BOOTH #2615

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (June 28, 2017)—Dark Horse is proud to announce its selection of exclusive merchandise available at San Diego Comic-Con International 2017. From amazing collectibles to variant covers by some of the most talented artists in the comics industry, Dark Horse has fans covered!

All exclusive merchandise will be available at the Dark Horse booth (#2615) for all of SDCC 2017. Please note, there will be a fixed number of exclusives set aside for each day of the convention.

Check out the full roster of Dark Horse’s convention exclusives, along with quantity and price, below!

Aliens: Dead Orbit #1 Dark Horse Convention Exclusive (Rafael Albuquerque)
$5.00
Limited Edition of 1,000
5 per Person per Day

American Gods: Shadows #1 Convention Exclusive (Skottie Young)
$10.00
Limited Edition of 1,400
5 per person per day

Black Hammer #1 Convention Exclusive (Fábio Moon)
$10.00
Limited Edition of 1,400
5 per person per day

Game of Thrones: Faceless Man Coin Replica Pin Convention Exclusive
$13.00
Limited Edition of 1,000
10 per person per day

Halo: UNSC Vulture Ship Replica Convention Exclusive Team Red Edition
$50.00
Limited Edition of 300
2 per person per day

Henchgirl Dark Horse Convention Exclusive Hardcover (Kristen Gudsnuk)
$25.00
Limited Edition of 250
1 per person per day

Mass Effect: Andromeda Tempest Ship Replica Convention Exclusive Bronze Edition
$50.00
Limited Edition of 300
2 per person per day

The Witcher: Wolf Wall Sculpture Light Up Convention Exclusive
$60.00
Limited Edition of 500
2 per person per day

LINK: Comic-Con International Extends Deal with San Diego for SDCC Until 2021

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer made the announcement.

DreamWorks Animation and Netflix Presenting Voltron Legendary Defender at SDCC 2017

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DREAMWORKS ANIMATION TELEVISION AND NETFLIX BRING VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

Premiere of DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender Season 3, Thursday, July 20, at 10:30am

Panel and Signing with Voice Cast, Food Truck and Voltron Cosplay Meetup Planned to Inspire Fans to Form Voltron!

GLENDALE, CA – June 30, 2017 – DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix will present a jam-packed Voltron Legendary Defender panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, with series showrunners and voice talent debuting the premiere episode of the highly-anticipated third season of the critically-acclaimed Netflix original series.

Fans will be treated to a first look into the exciting third season of the pop culture phenomenon Voltron Legendary Defender. Join executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, Bex Taylor-Klaus (voice of Pidge), and Tyler Labine (voice of Hunk) in 6BCF for a special screening and a sneak peek at what’s to come for Team Voltron. The panel will be moderated by Kyle Anderson, Associate Editor of Nerdist.

Following the panel, DreamWorks is calling all Voltron cosplayers to meet Joaquim, Lauren, Bex and Tyler at FANDOM Fest at 2:00 PM PST in the Petco Interactive Zone for a Voltron cosplay and fan meet up. Additional details to follow.

You can also beat the heat at the Petco Interactive Zone for a cool treat from the Voltron-themed food truck “Hunk’s Food Goo Replication Station” in Space M. Just like the Paladins of Voltron, fans can try every Altean’s favorite intergalactic snack: green food goo (or the earth-friendly version that tastes oddly similar to frozen yogurt). Served ThursdaySaturday from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM for free while supplies last.

On Friday morning, Joaquim, Lauren, Bex and Tyler will be signing an SDCC-exclusive poster created by the Voltron crew from 10:30 AM – Noonin the Sails Pavilion at the Convention Center. Tickets will be made available in advance in the Autograph Area.

A full list of Voltron activities is included below.

 

DETAILS ON PANELS/SCREENINGS AND ACTIVITIES (in chronological order):

 

THURSDAY, JULY 20:

DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, a Netflix Original Series

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

6BCF at San Diego Convention Center

Zarkon has been defeated and Shiro is nowhere to be found. Without a pilot for the black lion or the ability to form Voltron, the team must quickly devise a plan as the ascension of Prince Lotor pulls them into a perilous game of cat-and-mouse. Join executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, Bex Taylor-Klaus and Tyler Labine as they debut the first episode of season three of the Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender. All attendees will receive an SDCC-exclusive poster created by the Voltron crew and the new Voltron chapter book “The Rise of Voltron” from Simon & Schuster.

Voltron

Voltron Cosplay and Fan Meetup

2 PM – 3 PM

FANDOM Fest at the Petco Interactive Zone

Calling all Voltron cosplayers! Thursday is the day to break out your bayards and join Joaquim Dos Santos, Lauren Montgomery, Bex Taylor-Klaus and Tyler Labine at FANDOM Fest to celebrate Voltron with a cosplayer and fan meet up.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 21:

Voltron Legendary Defender Signing (Ticketed)

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Autograph Area in Sails Pavilion at San Diego Convention Center

DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender signing with Joaquim Dos Santos, Lauren Montgomery, Bex Taylor-Klaus and Tyler Labine will take place from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM on Friday in the Autographing Area located in the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center.

 

VOLTRON AROUND THE CON

Hunk

Hunk’s Food Goo Replication Station (Food Truck)

Thursday to Saturday from 11 AM – 6 PMSunday from 11 AM – 5 PM

Petco Interactive Zone

As Coran would say, “Ahoy, young paladins! I’ve whipped up a big batch of focusing food. After this snack, you’ll be forming Voltron six times a movement and twice on the astral conflux!”  Take a break from the crowds and have a cold and refreshing treat on us. DreamWorks Animation Television is bringing every paladin’s (least) favorite snack to San Diego: green food goo! From 11 AM – 6 PM Thursday to Saturdayand 11 AM to 5 PM Sunday you’ll find Hunk’s Food Goo Replication Station serving Altea’s finest green goo while supplies last.

 

Lion Forge Comics

Booth #1903

Located in Booth #1903, Lion Forge Comics is giving away free Black Lion masks (while supplies last), massive 22″x34″ 4-Color posters (while supplies last), 4-color bookmarks and will be selling Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 1 which collects issues 1-5 of the miniseries.

 

About DreamWorks Animation Television:

DreamWorks Animation Television is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-quality, animated family programming, reaching consumers on linear and on-demand platforms in more than 130 countries and garnering 17 Emmy Awards to date.  It is a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG).

 

About Netflix:

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 83 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Wizard World Cancels Two But Plans More for This Year and 2018

Wizard World Comic Con

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Wizard World To Revamp 2017 Schedule With The Addition Of Several New Cities, Loss of Two

Albuquerque Cancelled, Orlando Postponed From ‘17 Slate; New Fall Dates, Cities, Venues Expected To Be Announced In Early July

LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2017 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced changes to its pop culture convention calendar for the remainder of 2017, with the addition of several new shows in September, October and November (dates, cities and venues to be announced). Previously scheduled events in Albuquerque, N.M. (July 14-16) and Orlando, Fla. (August 11-13) will not be held.

The new Wizard World Comic Cons will be in addition to scheduled conventions in Columbus, Ohio (August 4-6), Chicago (August 24-27), Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 8-10), Madison, Wis. (Sept. 22-24), Oklahoma City (Oct. 27-29) and Austin, Texas (Nov. 17-19), bringing the total number of 2017 events to 20 or more. Wizard World expects to finalize plans in each new market and announce the full revised slate in July.

Additionally, Wizard World is preparing its announcement of a schedule for 2018 that will almost double its current roster of shows.

Fans who had purchased tickets and any advance photo ops or autographs for the shows in Albuquerque, which has been canceled, and/or Orlando, which has been postponed until a date TBD in 2018, will receive automatic refunds.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening at each show.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.
The 2017 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.

Warner Bros. TV Returns for SDCC 2017 with 20 Fan-Favorite Shows

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WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP LETS THE DOGS OUT — ALONG WITH 20 FAN-FAVORITE SERIES, ALL HEADING TO SAN DIEGO FOR COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL JULY 19–23

Series from Top Producers Including Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil, Greg Berlanti, David S. Goyer, Marc Guggenheim, Bruno Heller, Andrew Kreisberg, Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, Conan O’Brien, Julie Plec, Sarah Schechter, Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright and Many More

Fans Won’t Want to Miss Panels and Signings with the Stars and Producers of The 100, Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, Black Lightning, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Gotham, iZOMBIE, Krypton, Lucifer, The Originals, People of Earth, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural and Westworld, plus Warner Bros. Animation’s Justice League Action, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Teen Titans Go!, Unikitty! and Young Justice

BURBANK, Calif. (June 29, 2017) — Puppies! Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) has your latest video obsession — to help reveal the Studio’s 20 fan-favorite series making their way to Comic-Con International: San Diego, WBTVG presents Puppy-Con 2017:

The dog days of Comic-Con don’t stop there: The Big Bang Theory’s canine star, Cinnamon, will be participating in a special “paw-tograph” signing alongside cast and producers on Friday, July 21. Plus, social media star Doug the Pug will deliver the scoop from WBTVG stars as a special Comic-Con correspondent.

Series stars participating in all the Comic-Con action are fan favorites and new additions including Arrow’s Stephen Amell; Black Lightning’s Cress Williams and China Anne McClain; DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s Brandon Routh, Victor Garber and Caity Lotz; The Flash’s Grant Gustin; Gotham’s Ben McKenzie; The 100’s Eliza Taylor; iZOMBIE’s Rose McIver; Krypton’s Cameron Cuffe; Lucifer’s Tom Ellis; The Originals’ Joseph Morgan; Riverdale’s KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes and Cole Sprouse; and Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood — to name just a few — who will join producers to deliver the ultimate experience for fans, with screenings, panel sessions, free autograph signings and media appearances.

  • Comic-Con essentials The 100, Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Gotham, iZOMBIE, Lucifer, The Originals, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural, Teen Titans Go! and People of Earth are all back in San Diego.
  • World-premiere pilot screening of midseason thriller Deception, plus exclusive video presentations of some of the most highly anticipated series of the 2017–18 television season — Krypton and Black Lightning — as well as a brand-new hour-long episode of Teen Titans Go!, and an exclusive preview of Unikitty!, along with special surprises.
  • The Studio’s 2,400-square foot, multi-level booth will once again be a must-visit destination on the convention floor.
  • Autograph signings for each series will take place in the Warner Bros. booth #4545, the day of each panel. WBTVG follows Comic-Con’s ticket drawing/wristband distribution procedure for all signings. All ticket drawings and wristband distributions will take place in the morning of the day of the specific signing at the Sails Pavilion floor, between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE.
  • For additional info on the Studio’s plans for Comic-Con and real-time updates during the convention, please follow us on Twitter at @warnerbrostv — official hashtag #WBSDCC — and visit http://comiccon.thewb.com.
  • To connect with WBTVG in the social space — including official Facebook pages and Twitter feeds for WBTVG series, talent and producers — check out the social media contacts page here:  http://comiccon.thewb.com/wbtv-social-media-contacts
  • Editor’s Note: Movie Animals Protected during the making of the puppy video (https://movieanimalsprotected.com/)

SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

6:00–10:00 p.m. Special Sneak Peek Screenings — Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television Group proudly continue our annual Preview Night tradition with an exclusive pilot screening of the midseason thriller Deception, plus exclusive video presentations of some of the most highly anticipated series of the 2017–18 television season — Krypton and Black Lightning — as well as a brand-new hour-long episode of Teen Titans Go!, and special surprises. Ballroom 20

  • Deception: From Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak, the Blindspot creative team of Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, Emmy®-winning director David Nutter (Game of Thrones, The Flash) and renowned magician/puzzle creator David Kwong (Now You See Me, Blindspot), Deception is a thrilling crime drama that combines FBI counter-espionage with the mysterious world of magic and misdirection. When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, illusion and influence — the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world’s most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career. Deception stars Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera, Lenora Crichlow, Amaury Nolasco, Justin Chon, Laila Robins and Vinnie Jones. From Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House in association with Warner Bros. Television, Deception premieres midseason on ABC. Become a fan of Deception on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DeceptionABC, and follow the show on Twitter at @DeceptionABC.
  • Krypton: Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Based on DC characters, Krypton is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner, along with Damian Kindler and Cameron Welsh. Krypton is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC, and will debut in 2018 on SYFY. Follow the show on Twitter at @KryptonSYFY.
  • Black Lightning: Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community. Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane, The Game, Jumping the Broom, Girlfriends) and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl). Black Lightning premieres midseason on The CW. Become a fan of Black Lighting on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CWBlackLightning and follow the show on Twitter @BlackLightning.
  • Teen Titans Go!: The Teen Titans are back at it again, in Teen Titans Go!, with all new comedic adventures both in and out of Titans Tower, and we’ll have you covered by screening a brand-new, hour-long episode. Based on characters from DC and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Fridays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.
  • Unikitty!: Your favorite character from The LEGO® Movie now has her own show! Journey to a joyous kingdom full of sparkle matter, happy thoughts and the occasional rage-out in Unikitty!, an all-new animated series. As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but don’t misunderstand her optimism — she is one kitty not to be crossed. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Unikitty! is coming soon to Cartoon Network.

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PLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change. Additional information on panel sessions, signings and other events will be provided as news breaks.

THURSDAY, JULY 20

10:00–11:00 a.m. Teen Titans Go! Special One-Hour Episode and Q&A  New episode! New episode!! New episode!!! The Titans are back at it again with another fun-filled panel to kick off your Comic-Con weekend. And did we mention that we’ll be screening a brand-new episode? Join producers Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath, Pete Michail and members of the voice cast, including Greg Cipes, Tara Strong and Scott Menville, as they answer your questions and premiere a Titan-sized special one-hour episode. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Fridays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.  Become a fan of the show on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TeenTitansGo, and follow Cartoon Network on Twitter at @CartoonNetwork.  Room 6A

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Unikitty! New Episode Premiere and Q&A  Your favorite character from The LEGO® Movie now has her own show! Journey to a joyous kingdom full of sparkle matter, happy thoughts and the occasional rage-out in Unikitty!, an all-new animated series. As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but don’t misunderstand her optimism — she is one kitty not to be crossed. While she may be full of boundless energy and creativity, Unikitty is a force to be reckoned with if anyone gets in the way of spreading her positive vibes, especially if anyone makes her little brother and best friend, Puppycorn, sad. Also living in the castle are Dr. Fox, the resident scientist, and Unikitty’s trusty bodyguard, Hawkodile. Join producers Edward Skudder, Lynn Wang and members of the voice cast, including Eric Bauza, as they give a sneak peek of this new series and explain how Unikitty and her friends will make sure that every day is the happiest and most creative ever! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Unikitty! is coming soon to Cartoon Network. Follow Cartoon Network on Twitter at @CartoonNetwork.  Room 6A

12:30–1:30 p.m. Justice League Action Video Presentation and Q&A  Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action in Justice League ActionWhether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes, are up to any challenge. Producers Jim Krieg and Butch Lukic will be joined by members of the voice cast, including Diedrich Bader, Jason J. Lewis, Rachel Kimsey, and voice director Wes Gleason to screen an all-new episode as well as participate in a Q&A. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League Action airs Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network. Follow Cartoon Network on Twitter at @CartoonNetwork.  Room 6A

FRIDAY, JULY 21

10:00–11:00 a.m. The Big Bang Theory Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Join The Big Bang Theory as the show returns to San Diego to take you inside the biggest moments of season 10 and behind the scenes of TVs #1 comedy for a special 10th anniversary panel! From the introduction of Penny’s family, to the baby, to that season finale moment that left fans hanging (What will Amy say?) — cast members Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Kevin Sussman will join producers and writers from the show for a lively discussion and special video presentation. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory returns for season 11 this fall, premiering Monday, September 25, at 8/7c on CBS. The Big Bang TheoryThe Complete Tenth Season is available now on Digital, and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD this fall. Become a fan of the show on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheBigBangTheory, and follow the show on Twitter @BigBangTheory.  Hall H

10:00–11:00 a.m. Young Justice Q&A — Young Justice is back! Do not miss the show’s triumphant return to Comic-Con as series producers Greg Weisman, Brandon Viettiand key members of the creative team, including art director Phil Bourassa, will be on hand to answer your burning questions about the first two seasons of this beloved fan-favorite series and, if you’re lucky, you might learn a thing or two about the highly anticipated Young Justice: Outsiders.  Room 6BCF

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. iZOMBIE Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Everyone’s favorite Zom-Com-Rom-Dram is back! After the heart-stopping events of the iZOMBIEseason finale, the secret is out: The public is no longer in the dark about the existence of zombies. With Seattle now under zombie control at the hands of Fillmore Graves, Ravi’s search for a cure and vaccine for zombie-ism is now more dire than ever. Be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for Liv and the gang in season four. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, David Anders and Aly Michalka, as well as executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, iZOMBIE returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. iZOMBIE: The Complete Third Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD this fall. Become a fan of iZOMBIE on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cwizombie, and follow the show on Twitter at @CWiZombie.  Ballroom 20

12:30–1:30 p.m. The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Following the surprising events of the season finale, join The 100 as the critically acclaimed series returns to San Diego for its annual appearance at Comic-Con. More than six years have passed since Praimfaya ravaged the planet, and killed most of the human race. As Clarke waits to hear from the group on the Ark, or in the bunker, a new mystery drops from the sky. Who is in the arriving ship, and are they friends or enemies? One thing is certain, Clarke is now the Grounder! Be among the first to find out what’s in store for season five. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin, Richard Harmon and executive producer Jason Rothenberg. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The 100 returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. The 100: The Complete Fourth Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 18. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWThe100, and follow the show on Twitter at @CWThe100.  Ballroom 20

3:154:00 p.m. [adult swim]: Mike Tyson Mysteries — It was a unanimous victory last time, but Iron Mike Tyson is taking on Comic-Con again and this rematch is sure to live up to all the hype. Currently in its third season of solving mysteries, the Mike Tyson Mystery Team has all-new episodes airing on Adult Swim. Join Mike Tyson, fellow voice cast member Rachel Ramras (The Looney Tunes Show) and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show) for an exclusive look at upcoming episodes. Become a fan on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/MikeTysonMysteriesTV.  Indigo Ballroom

6:007:00 p.m. People of Earth Premiere Episode Screening and Q&A — The TBS sci-fi comedy series People of Earth — from Emmy®-winning executive producers Conan O’Brien (Conan) and Greg Daniels (The Office), and creator David Jenkins — brings an all-new season of less-than-perfect aliens, botched abductions and extraterrestrial investigation as Ozzie (Wyatt Cenac) and the StarCrossed group of alien “experiencers” living in the small town of Beacon, N.Y. continue their journey for truth. Complicating matters this season — both above and on Earth — is the arrival of a new alien on the spaceship as well as a smart and dedicated FBI investigator (Nasim Pedrad) who heads to Beacon on a mission to track down fugitive CEO Jonathan Walsh (Michael Cassidy). Join cast members Ana GasteyerOscar Nunez, Michael Cassidy, Ken Hall, Björn Gustafsson and Nasim Pedrad, along with series creator/executive producer David Jenkins for an exclusive screening of the season two premiere episode followed by a Q&A discussion covering what’s next in this all-new season. Produced by Conaco LLC in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television, People of Earthreturns to TBS with all-new episodes on July 24 at 10:30/9:30c. Become a fan of People of Earth on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PeopleOfEarthTBS, and follow the show on Twitter at @PoE_TBS.  Room 6A

SATURDAY, JULY 22

‪11:00–11:45 p.m. Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Following the shocking first season finale, don’t miss Riverdale when it returns to San Diego for its second appearance at Comic-Con! Join Archie and the gang as they dive into the secrets that continue to loom over what once looked like a quiet, sleepy town. The circumstances surrounding Fred’s shooting kick off the mystery of season two. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) in association with Warner Bros. Television, this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Casey Cott, Haley Law, Asha Bromfield and producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter and Jon GoldwaterRiverdale’s season two premiere airs Wednesday, October 11, at 9/8c on The CW Riverdale: The Complete First Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 15. Become a fan on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CWRiverdale, and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_Riverdale.  Ballroom 20

‪12:00–1:00 p.m. The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A — The Originals returns for a fifth season with more supernatural intrigue, romance and bloodshed in The Big Easy. Join executive producer Julie Plec and series stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Yusuf Gatewood and Riley Voelkelfor a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air midseason on The CW. The Originals: The Complete Fourth Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 29. Become a fan of The Originals on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cworiginals, and follow the show on Twitter at @cworiginals.  Indigo Ballroom

‪1:15–1:45 p.m. Krypton Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Join series star Cameron Cuffe (The Halcyon, Florence Foster Jenkins) and executive producers Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) and Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead, Constantine) for a sneak peek at the upcoming series followed by an out-of-this-world Q&A. Based on DC characters, Krypton is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner, along with Damian Kindler and Cameron Welsh. Krypton is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC, and will debut in 2018 on SYFY. Follow the show on Twitter at @KryptonSYFY.  Indigo Ballroom

1:50–2:50 p.m. Lucifer Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Lucifer returns to San Diego to heat things up. The climactic events of the season finale left us wondering, where in the world is Lucifer and how did he get his wings back? Join the series stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Rachael Harris, Kevin Alejandro, Aimee Garcia, Tricia Helferand executive producers Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich for a special video presentation and Q&A where they’ll discuss the sizzling second season and what’s in store for Lucifer in season three! From Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Neal Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Lucifer returns for its third season on October 2, airing Mondays 8/7c on FOX. Lucifer: The Complete Second Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 22. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LuciferonFOX, and follow the show on Twitter at @LuciferonFOX.  Indigo Ballroom

2:50–3:50 p.m. Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Gotham’s origin story continues to unfold, and as the show enters its fourth season, the stakes will be higher than ever! With the Court of Owls decimated, the aftermath of the Tetch virus crippling the city, and every (surviving) villain in Gotham’s underworld jockeying for power, Jim Gordon and the GCPD will have their hands full. And that’s just the beginning! What threat does Ra’s al Ghul pose, and will Penguin regain his title as the King of Gotham? What new villains are in store for season four, and what does Bruce Wayne’s season finale reveal mean for Gotham City — and his ultimate destiny? Be among the first to see what’s in store for season four as Gotham returns to Comic-Con for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns September 28 with all-new episodes on its new night, Thursdays at 8/7c on FOX. Gotham: The Complete Third Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 29. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GOTHAMonFOX, and follow the show on Twitter at @Gotham.  Indigo Ballroom

3:30–4:10 p.m. Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Ridding National City of Queen Rhea and her Daxamite army was a major win for Supergirl, but one that came at a significant cost, as Kara was forced to sacrifice her budding relationship with Mon-El. When season three returns with all-new supercharged adventures this fall on The CW, Kara and team will come up against a new threat in the form of DC Worldkiller, Reign. Want to know more about Reign and what she has in store for the Girl of Steel? Join the series’ cast and creative team for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A where they’ll discuss this hot topic and more! From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl’s third season will debut Monday, October 9, at 8/7c on The CW. Supergirl: The Complete Second Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 22. Become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheCWSupergirl, and follow the show on Twitter at @TheCWSupergirl.  Ballroom 20

4:10–4:50 p.m. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A — After crash landing the Waverider in a version of 2017 Los Angeles where dinosaurs roam the streets and the skyline is adorned with London’s iconic Big Ben clock tower, the Legends were quick to realize that “we broke time.” Last year, the loveable band of misfit heroes traveled throughout the timeline fixing a series of Aberrations. This year, they’ll be turning the crazy up to 11, as a wave of Anachronisms turns History on its head, leaving the Legends responsible for piecing it back together. What is an Anachronism you ask? For the answer to that, and many other questions, join cast members Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers and producers at their annual Comic-Con panel. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s season premiere airs Tuesday, October 10, at 9/8c on The CW. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 15. Become a fan of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWLegendsofTomorrow, and follow the show on Twitter at @TheCW_Legends.  Ballroom 20

4:15–5:15 p.m. Westworld Panel and Q&A — HBO’s Westworld concluded its critically acclaimed first season in December and is currently saddling up for season two. The series — created, executive produced and written by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy — is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Cast panelists include (in alphabetical order) Ben Barnes as Logan, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Armistice, Ed Harris as the Man in Black, Luke Hemsworth as Stubbs, James Marsden as Teddy, Thandie Newton as Maeve, Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore, Rodrigo Santoro as Hector, Angela Sarafyan as Clementine, Jimmi Simpson as William, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale, Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores, Shannon Woodward as Elsie and Jeffrey Wright as Bernard/Arnold. The panel will be moderated by internationally renowned vocal artist/beatboxer/musician and comedian Reggie WattsWestworld is based on the film written by Michael Crichton and is from Kilter Films, Bad Robot Productions and Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Become a fan of Westworld on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WestworldHBO, and follow the show on Twitter at @WestworldHBO.  Hall H

4:50–5:10 p.m. Black Lightning Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Black Lightning makes its Comic-Con debut! Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community. Join series stars Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie, Friday Night Lights), Nafessa Williams (Twin Peaks), China Anne McClain (House of Payne) and Christine Adams (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), along with executive producers Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane, The Game, Jumping the Broom, Girlfriends) for an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming series along with an electrifying Q&A session. Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Salim & Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl). Black Lightning premieres midseason on The CW. Become a fan of Black Lighting on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CWBlackLightning, and follow the show on Twitter @BlackLightning.  Ballroom 20

5:10–5:50 p.m. The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Running up against an evil time remnant version of yourself is something no one should ever have to do, but that’s exactly what faced Barry Allen (aka The Flash) as he fought to save the life of fiancée Iris West from the God of Speed known as Savitar. Barry’s victory was short-lived, however, as an unbalanced Speed Force began to wreak havoc on Central City, forcing Barry to sacrifice himself for the greater good. With The Fastest Man Alive now trapped inside an extra-dimensional energy, and unknown dangers lurking in the shadows, it will be up to Team Flash to free Barry from his own personal Hell. Join cast members Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Keiynan Lonsdale and producers of The CW’s highest-rated series at their annual Comic-Con panel, and be among the first to find out where things will pick up when season four returns this fall. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash season four premiere airs Tuesday, October 10, at 8/7c on The CW. The Flash: The Complete Third Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 5. Become a fan of The Flash on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWTheFlash, and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_TheFlash.  Ballroom 20

5:50–6:30 p.m. Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A — With the future of the team left hanging in the balance, Arrow gave new definition to the phrase “blowing up the show.” The emotional showdown between Oliver Queen and Adrian Chase was the perfect conclusion to a stellar fifth season of The CW’s gritty DC Super Hero series. Now, the focus shifts to uncovering the fate of each and every member of Team Arrow. Could anyone have possibly survived an island-wide explosion, or has the book closed on them, as it has on Oliver’s five-year flashback story? Returning to San Diego Comic-Con for a sixth consecutive year, cast members Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Paul Blackthorne, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy, Rick Gonzalez and producers will be on-hand for an eye-opening conversation about the upcoming season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow’s season six premiere moves to its new night on  Thursday, October 12, at 9/8c on The CW. Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 19. Become a fan of Arrow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWArrow, and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_Arrow.  Ballroom 20

 SUNDAY, JULY 23

10:30 –11:30 a.m. Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Join the series’ stars and executive producers in Hall H to answer questions about the shocking events in last season’s intense two-part finale, as well as what’s in store for lucky season 13 of this exciting series! Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights of your favorite guys from Kansas, and maybe a surprise or two! The 13th season of Supernatural will return to Thursdays on October 12 in its new 8/7c time period on The CW. The series is produced by Kripke Enterprises Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. Become a fan of the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Supernatural, and follow the show on Twitter at @cw_spn.  Hall H

Steel City Con Adds Burt Reynolds to Their August Guest Lineup

Press Release:

PITTSBURGH’S PREMIERE COMIC CON ADDS BURT REYNOLDS TO GUEST LINE-UP!

Pittsburgh-Orangestone Promotions, Inc., promoters of the Pittsburgh based convention called the Steel City Comic Con (http://www.steelcitycon.com) is celebrating 27 years as Pittsburgh ‘s premier comic con on Aug 11-13, 2017 at the Monroeville Convention Center with special appearances from classic TV and movie celebrity guests. The Steel City Comic Con is known for bringing rare celebrity autograph appearances and photo opportunities into the Pittsburgh market.

Steel City Comic Con attendees will be excited to know that many celebrity guests will be attending this upcoming show. Some of the guests include Burt Reynolds (Smoky and the Bandit films); Amy Jo Johnson (Power Rangers, Felicity, Flashpoint); Wrestling Legends Rey Mysterio and Mick Foley; Walking Dead stars Michael Cudlitz (“Abraham”) and Josh McDermitt (”Eugene”); Film star Tara Reid (American Pie Films, Sharknado Films); Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid films, My Cousin Vinnie); Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy, Outsiders); Lisa Marie (”The Martian Girl” from Mars Attacks); Nancy Allen (RoboCop films); Masiela Lusha (George Lopez, Sharknado); Beverly D’Angelo and Dana Barron (National Lampoon’s Vacation films); A Brady Bunch reunion with Barry William (“Greg Brady”), Susan Olsen (“Cindy Brady”) and Mike Lookinland (“Bobby Brady”); Chris Kirkpatrick (founding member of the group NSYNC) and many, many others.

Attendees will be able to participate in a Celebrity Q & A sessions, Trivia Contests, Artist Charity Quick Sketch and an amazing Costume Contest. Celebrity Guests will be doing autograph sessions along with photo opportunities for fans. Attendees can also meet and talk comics with many comic book artists, illustrators and writers. Additionally, there will be hundreds of vendor tables selling millions of toys, comic books, diecast, Anime, action figures, dolls, statues, G.I. Joe, Star Wars, Star Trek, posters, artwork and much more. The Steel City Comic Con offers attendees one of the biggest shows in the United States at an affordable price. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Steel City Con can go to http:// www.steelcitycon.com

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